LiisBeth Media

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About

What is LiisBeth?

LiisBeth is a 100% womxn-led and owned, indie, intersectional feminist media enterprise that aims to elevate feminist discourse, plus connect and convene feminist changemakers who are tackling inequality and the fast-failing status quo. Our community is comprised of creative, bold, feminist entrepreneurs, policy makers, activists, scholars, innovators and artists who think beyond binaries, beyond colonization, beyond linear, beyond short-term outcomes, and beyond incremental reform. Our readers embrace complexity, dream of a radically different, just, human-centered world that is in harmony with the natural world. Collectively, we are interested in working to build the bridges we need to get there.

Safe, Inclusive Space
We are committed to this space being trans and queer inclusive, anti-racist, intersectional, brave, and safe. Our feminism lives at intersection of visionary and eco-feminism and is informed by radical feminist theory. We welcome all allies.

What We Do?


What's New in  2020? FOUR NEW INITIATIVES!

1. WOOHOO! The BIG ONE! We have just launched the Feminist Enterprise Commons!  An online, safe, unsurveilled space for our readers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, creators and innovators to come together to talk about issues, share ideas and learn from amazing feminist enterprise/leadership thought-leaders! Each month, a feminist in residence will be available to answer your questions and share with you their ideas, work and insights! The first one for Jan 2020 is the amazing CV Harquail, co-creator of the Feminist Business Model and author of Feminism: A Key Idea for Business (2019). Sign up today!

2. COMING SOON! LiisBeth's Media Student Scholarship for emerging feminist writers aged 16-65.  If you are in full time school, you are eligible!  The program will be officially launched in March 2020. Watch for details! 

FALL 2020: LiisBeth Local Correspondent Program!  We will be looking for writers/journalists to represent LiisBeth in various cities and communities across the globe!  Watch for details by June 2020. Interested? Email us at [email protected]

4. BOOK LOVERS UNITE! Liisbeth Indie Bookstore Partnership Initiative:  Where would we be without indie feminist bookstores in our neighborhoods?  If you work for one or own one, send us a note to [email protected]  We will keep you posted. The plan? Help you sell more books. 

Examples of Feminist Enterprises?


Entrepreneurial feminists work collaboratively to end gender-based oppression and strive to advance social justice through their entrepreneurial actions. Examples of entrepreneurial feminist organizations in action include Emergent Strategy Institute, Stocksy, Moxie Trades, PowerbitchesGather, Feminist Art Collective, Feminuty, Lunapads, The White Ribbon Campaign (started by three men), DriveHer, Alinker, KellyDiels Marketing, Ellevate Network, Allied Media, SheEO, Fresh Collective, Feminists at Work, Don’t You Want Me, Eve-Medical, XXcelerate Fund, HerVolution, Women on the Move, not to mention the many feminist media/press, environmental, health and wellness, art/design, culture-making and bookstore organizations in our respective communities.


How Are We Different?

We are the world’s only dedicated media voice and advocacy organization for the entrepreneurial feminists. We are a top-tier certified B-Corp.


Our Business Model

We are an incorporated for profit social enterprise, which means we are free to advocate politically (Charities and nonprofits are not allowed to be political in Canada).  As a B Corporation, we must invest the majority of our proceeds towards our social mission. People, planet and economic fairness are also incorporated into our bylaws.

Our Theory of Change

Storytelling, community, agency, and independent media, feminist leaders, founders and enterprises plus like-minded organizations working together can change the world. 

Why the Name LiisBeth?

LiisBeth was inspired by Stieg Larsson's fictional character, Lisbeth Salander, in the global best-selling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Lisbeth is a fictional character, but a complex status-quo-challenging total entrepreneurial badass, and ergo an inspiring feminist action hero for many real-world women. Salander fought male and female "oppressors" but also worked to fight the patriarchy, violence against women, racism, classism, fascism and corruption. We also loved the company culture, activism, and journalistic ethos created by the story's Millennium magazine.

Toronto Based, Globally Minded

LiisBeth is based in Toronto (population 5.5 million) but we operate with a global perspective. Toronto is one of the world’s top startup cities and heralded as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. In essence, it is a global entrepreneur’s trading post, providing us with a wellspring of insights and connections to source and publish stories from around the world.

Interested in Creating an Eco, Gender Just, Inclusive World?

Systemic change is a collective effort. Entrepreneurs and allied business leaders can be an incredible force for change. We’re looking for feminists in business and supportive organizations to enlist, contribute, and help fuel profound change.
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When we reach $1000 in donations per month, we will publish one more original, commissioned short feature article per month!  This means more fair pay work for feminist freelancer writers, illustrators and editors. This also means more profiles, analysis, and interrogation of the innovation and entrepreneurship space!
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